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Vikings UDFA QB Travis Partridge Scouting Report

Courtesy Missouri Western

Courtesy Missouri Western

A treat for the Minnesota Vikings fans whom may not be familiar with the smaller-school signings..

Travis Partridge Scouting Report

-measured in at a stout 6’3.4, 237 pounds and ran a 4.81 40 yard dash, and excellent time for a big boy like Partridge. Dual-threat QB …3 year starter, team leader and coach’s son whom commanded respect and put team on his back …passed for 6,609 yards, 68 touchdowns & 32 interception, added 1,501 rushing yards & 36 touchdowns on the ground over the past 3 seasons. Peaked as a junior in 2012 with 2,706 passing yards, 30 touchdowns & 12 interceptions, in addition to 451 yards rushing & 18 rushing touchdowns. Production & accuracy did drop in 2013, perhaps in part to losing key contributors like RB Michael Hill (although dynamic sophomore Raphael pencer did step up in his place) .. on tape Partridge displays the ability to operate both inside & outside the pocket, making quck decisions, accurate short/intermediate throws as well as gaudy downfield throws with ease…not afraid to take off for gifted yards & not afraid to take a hit for the extra yard…reminds this writer of Tony Romo in style…a big ball of clay with excellent intangibles to work with…if a team sticks with Partridge & devotes time into coaching him up, he is well-capable of landing on the practice squad and at least developing into a capable back-up. One of this writer’s favorite small-school QB’s in the 2014 class.

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